San Diego: An Economy Like Water

On our last stop this season, we land in San Diego facing a chicken or egg dilemma: Do communities create economies? Or is it the other way around? To help us solve that puzzle, we talk to a manager of a nonprofit, a hotel CEO, a colonel in the Marines, and a Spanish teacher – people who might not seem to have much in common, but who have found a shared home in this fluid, ever-changing part of Southern California.


  • Kristen Walker
  • Colonel Jason Woodworth
  • Robert Gleason
  • Dan Watman


  • San Diego Workforce Partnership
  • Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
  • Evans Hotels
  • Friends of Friendship Park